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Items filtered by date: Thursday, 26 July 2018

Local Scientists Concerned about Water Quality 
Host Free Public Forum on Health and Toxic Algae

Fort Myers, Florida – Physician, Dr. Parisima Taeb, Microbiologist, Dr. Jennifer Boddicker, and Wildlife Ecologist, Annisa Karim are hosting a town-hall forum on August 6th, 2018 at Broadway Palm Theater, from 6 to 8 pm.

“Once again, our rivers and waterways are being choked by green algae slime that is harmful to both wildlife and humans,” says Collier county wildlife ecologist, Annisa Kariem.

Dr. Taeb, a physician from Lee County understands that the community is worried about how the algae blooms will affect their health: “This is an opportunity for citizens to speak with experts in the field and explore real solutions.”

Dr. Boddicker will draw upon her background in microbiology to answer questions about why the algae blooms keep happening, and what can be done to prevent them. All three scientists are running for public offices, but they do not consider this a campaign event: the town hall will focus on actionable solutions to immediate problems.

Tickets for this event are free but should be requested in advance by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., with their first name, zip code and any questions they would like addressed during the forum. Answers will be provided in a town hall format, live at the event.

All three scientists are also running for public office so that they can address this important issue at the legislative level. The purpose of the town hall, however, is an educational event for concerned citizens.

The committee extends its thanks to the Broadway Palm Theater for donating the space for this community service event.

Contact: Joe Bord 

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